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Browsing: New Orleans Blues
These days, his music is a combination of two delightful musical recipes: “Memphis barbecue meeting up with New Orleans gumbo.”
Rising from the fusion of R&B, jazz, blues, and country, the New Orleans flavored album features some of the most talented musicians this side of Frenchmen Street
Hugh Laurie has a spirited discussion about an emotional moment after playing with Dr John, how all human life is in the blues, Jelly Roll Morton being an “olympian god” of music, and trying to introduce Bessie Smith to someone new.
In staunch defiance of the familiar actors-turned-bad-musicians stereotype, there was a distinct magic in Hugh Laurie and The Copper Bottom Band’s live set that evokes the rousing ghosts of a New Orleans vaudeville act.
Quick Fix is a strong outing, especially as a debut album. This album features funky blues, Memphis style soul blues (with a pulse!), swing blues, piano boogie, and superior ensemble style playing. Production values are very good, and the sound quality is good as well. A strong album overall, there are several standout cuts here.
If you get the chance, definitely try to catch up with Selwyn this year! “When you come to a show, you see four dudes, or however many people on stage, doing what they love doing. We do everything we can just to play the best music we can (and) try to give the people what they want.”